The negative can be positive for cultural competence

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Abstract

The trend of globalization has provoked a wide discussion with regard to cultural competence. In studies regarding cultural competence, researchers have often focused on the positive aspect in order to acquire insights and implications for other practitioners. However, intercultural dynamics involve multiple individuals with diverse backgrounds, for whom these positive aspects convey only a part of their cultural competence. Whereas, in the literature, individuals' negative feelings are often treated as problems that need to be solved and cured, the purpose of this article is to elaborate on the need to include individuals' reactions and emotional feelings in research regarding cultural competence.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)225-231
Number of pages7
JournalHuman Resource Development International
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Jun

Keywords

  • Cultural competence
  • Expatriate workers
  • Intercultural research
  • International HRD

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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